Peace Negotiations in International Security

1477 WordsJan 25, 20186 Pages
Post-Cold War era is marked by the dominance of peace negotiations in international security, and Middle-east (ME) being a conflict area for a long time, got adequate focus. Tale of oil rich ME is a story of conflicts having Israel-Palestine issue at the core, and the stability and peace of this region largely hinged on to the solution of this issue. So far, a number of unsuccessful initiatives have been taken by world community for the solution of the issue. ‘Roadmap for peace’ was one of such initiative, initially coined by USA, which calls for a two state solution. Like other past initiatives this also turned into a failure. Though the share of blame for failure goes to all stake holders, however, USA got the large share of blames from international community due to her bias stance towards Israel. This biasness is driven from long drawn USA-Israel relationship built upon factors like sympathy for Israel within USA, mental alikeness, strategic importance of Israel, influences of Israeli Lobby etcetera. Though all these factors have their role in shaping US foreign policy in ME but many argue that Israeli Lobby plays the most dominant role. In this essay an endeavour will be made to discuss biasness of USA towards Israel in Israel-Palestine peace process and discuss USA-Israel relationship as the basis of such biasness, using Roadmap (2003) as case study. In the process, it will first discuss peace negotiation in general, followed by discussions on Roadmap and the role and
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